How can I make the cutest christmas cards for my friends? They need to be cheap.
Brittney from Burlington, Iowa
Madeleine -- I let my children (i.e. 5 to 6 yrs. old and up) draw pictures of Santa or Christmas trees, or whatever is "Christmas-y", then I go over the drawing with a dark marker, photocopy it onto cardstock in the color of choice (red? lime green?), and post in an envelope of corresponding color. The supplies are readily available at Kinko's or OfficeMax or any other large copycenter. Of course, you could always add glitter, ribbons, dried flowers to the finished product, whatever you like. Have fun!
I have a card making kit on my computer. If you can tell me how I can send it to you. You can make more than cards. Do you have a printer?
For the card front you could take notebook paper and in a childish handwriting write: "Dear Santa, I can explain......." Inside you can write "Naughty or Nice have a Merry Christmas!"
Can the guest that said she had a card making kit on her computer let me know how I can get it from her?? the date of post was 12/7/06.
Thank You Ruthcruet
I have been doing this for year --- i call it recycleing -- when i get christmas cards i cut them in half if nothing is wrote on them you can reuse them --- then on the front of the card i put double sided tape on it -- then you put lace around it. On the back you write what you want too. OR you can punch holes around it crocket (misspelled) around it. They look great when they are done. Have fun doing them.
I do this for all occasions. I use a digital photo, print it on cardstock, using that as the front of the card, letting everyone sign it themselves with their own personal note. For example, when my m-i-l was in the hospital, I had my children make a 'Get Well Soon Grandma' banner out of computer paper. Each child held either a word or part of a word. I took a picture of them holding the paper in front of them. Another time our dog's original owner was in an accident so I took a picture of our children with our dogs, using that as the front. For funerals, I use this picture of either the river or of the sky with the sun peaking through the clouds where you can see the rays. For thank you notes I take a picture of the person opening the gift, then using that as the front. For Christmas, you could take a picture of your tree, nativity set, just about anything and go from there. Last year I took the word 'Christmas' and wrote a meaning for each letter in the word. I hope you send a picture if you can or at least let us know what you did for your cards! I can't wait to see.
how about a Christmas tree using ribbon for the branches. Just cut ribbon in graduating sizes and glue onto a straight line. Embelish with buttons
I shall describe a Christmas card I sent to my girlfriend some 10 years ago. She loved it and I believe the idea was very original. I was an electronics hobbyist back then, but my basic greeting card design can be made by anyone. Just try to find some old, discarded piece of electronics equipment with many colored resistors, capacitors and other components. No matter what the device was for, as long as the components look pretty :) Use standard card stock material to create your own greeting card by drawing a Christmas tree on the front. It does not really matter how nice the tree looks. Now, remove the electronic components from the old device using any method at hand (wire cutters, or de-soldering with a soldering iron, if you're into electronics). Now simply glue these to look like ornaments on a Christmas tree. It looks very nice indeed - color codes on resistors, various shapes of capacitors and resistors.
I went further by adding some miniature LED lights flashing. No need to make specialized circuits. You can buy LEDs that flash just when connected to a button-battery (they are cheap). Add more ornaments from multicolor wires etc. The miniature battery at the back of the cardboard can power this, and very thin wires can be used due to low power consumption (with a switch, of course). So, a whole card can be made from useless discarded parts. A great way to recycle old electronics and also create a memorable greeting card that everybody will like far more than anything you can buy at the shop. Best of luck!
I love Christmas card making I find it so cool. I love it. Makes Christmas a bigger Christmas by making cards themselves.
I found some great ideas for the greetings or scriptures you can use on home made Christmas cards. Some are simple, some really pretty quotes. They also have free downloads for Christmas fonts. http://www.christmascardsayings.net
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